November 14, 2017, by Zoë Goodwin
Comedy Live with Francesca Martinez and Steve Day
Thursday 14 December
Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Presented as part of Disability December 2017, Comedy Live will be showcasing two outstanding, award-winning stand-up comedians, Francesca Martinez and Steve Day.
Open to University of Nottingham staff and their guests. Free.
Francesca Martinez is a wobbly* comedian, writer and speaker who has toured internationally with sell out runs all over the world.
Since starring in five series of BBC’s Grange Hill, Francesca has also appeared on TV many times including ITV’s The Frank Skinner Show, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show, Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff and Channel 4’s Very British Problems. Last year she opened Series 11 of BBC2’S Live At The Apollo and guested on BBC1’s Celebrity Pointless.
Her best-selling book, also called What The **** Is Normal?!, was nominated Best Book in the Chortle Comedy Awards 2015, and runner up in the Bread & Roses Book Award 2015, the book has garnered rave reviews from critics and the public alike. She’ll also have copies of her brilliant book that she might even sign if you buy one from her on the night.
* Oh yeah, she has mild cerebral palsy but she much prefers the word ‘wobbly’.
“ONE OF THE UK’S MOST BRILLIANT COMEDIANS” – Observer
‘WONDERFUL, FUNNY, WARM… LONG MAY SHE WOBBLE’ The Telegraph
Steve Day describes himself as Britain’s only deaf comedian, if there are any others he hasn’t heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it’s only a joke after all.
For the past eleven years Steve has been performing to huge laughter around the country and abroad, well they tell him the laughter was huge to humour him, he doesn’t know either way.
Married with five children, a fact nothing to do with not being able to hear the word ‘No’, Steve has been described as ‘warm and witty’ by the Scotsman and has received many other rave reviews whilst performing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
A familiar voice on Radio 4, Steve has appeared many times on You and Yours, was a token man on Woman’s Hour, has appeared in two radio dramas, All Fingers and Thumbs with Bill Nighy, and Sound Barriers with Patricia Routledge and Caroline Quentin.
“Revelatory and very funny” – The Guardian
“Warm, funny, frank and thought-provoking” – The Scotsman